This is the website of the Aikido department of the sports club in Linkenheim, Germany.
Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art. It has been developed in the middle of the 20th century by Ueshiba Morihei (1883-1969) based on different Budo disciplines. Aikido is a defenive martial art and does not aim at the destruction of the attacker.
Aikido includes a great variety of defensive techniques against different forms of attack. Advanced students also train with weapons (wooden sword, stick, knife) to sharpen their sense of distance, timing and initiative.
In Aikido there are no competitions. Aikido is suitable for men and women alike. It is practiced without pressure in mixed groups.